Mom and Dad planning vacation
  • On Jan 20, 2018
    Sal from LA Asked

    Me and my wife's plane is landing around 11 am, how long with it take us to get to out resort, pop century, check-in and get to a theme park. We would like to know what time to schedule our first FastPass.

    Hi Sal. Thanks so much for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel. We appreciate you sharing your questions with us!

    This may be a bit conservative but I would give yourself about 3 hours to get from your airplane to your 1st attraction. Disney's Magical Express typically takes 45 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic and number of stops it makes, before arriving at Disney's Pop Century Resort. 3 hours gives you time to get to the Resort hotel and then over to the theme park. You may have a few minutes wait time on Disney's Magical Express motorcoach before departing so use that time to relax and get ready - your magical vacation is about to begin!

    If you make your 1st FastPass+ selection for around 2:00 pm, you will have an hour to redeem it so you should be fine. Throughout your visit, but in particular on your arrival date, keep in mind that you do have the option to change your selections based on availability. Simply visit My Disney Experience on your mobile device to view your options. When making your selections on your travel day, you might want to save your most desired FastPass+ for your 2nd or 3rd selection of the day just to give yourself a cushion should you have any travel delays. (I'm sending pixie dust and happy thoughts your way for an on-time and carefree travel day to Orlando.)

    It looks like you are a master planner so I'm sure you have this taken care of but be sure you and your wife are both linked on your account so you can make FastPass+ selections for both of you.

    Thanks again for all of your questions and please let us know what other information you need as you plan your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation.
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Meet the Panelist: Kari, Texas

"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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